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AAP UPDATES RECOMMENDATION ON CAR SEATS
Children should ride rear-facing to age 2, use a booster until at least age 8
Click here to read the policy which appeared in the April issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP).

Car Safety Seats: Information for Families for 2011 read more

Car Seat Recommendations for Children info. sheet (English) (Spanish)

Child Car Seat Checks & Child Seat Distribution
Safe Kids Kansas works with community groups to distribute child seats and booster seats.  Find an upcoming Child Passenger Safety Event or
search for a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station near you.  Find the nearest distribution program by contacting Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office
at 1-800-416-2522 or Safe Kids Kansas Coalition at 1-800-332-6262.
American Red Cross Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist (pdf)

Smoke Alarms
click here for info. on how to install and/or check smoke alarms Approximately one-third of homes with smoke alarms that experience fires
have smoke alarms that aren't working, and hundreds of people die each year in these fires
.
Safe Kids Kansas is dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries to Kansas children. For safety tips and information and other
resources, visit the Safe Kids web site at
www.kdheks.gov/safekids
Safe Sleep Information & Safe Sleep DVD click here

Safe Sleep Tips for Parents & Child Care Providers (pdf)

Safe Sleep Policy - Parents/guardians and child care providers are encouraged to openly discuss safe sleep practices to create
consistent sleep environments for infants in their care. The SIDS Network of Kansas has created the following Safe Sleep Policy
to assist with the safe sleep discussion. Please take the time to review and print the policy for use in your child care setting.

To view/print a copy of the
Safe Sleep Policy in English click here.  For Spanish click here.
KDHE Resources Page - Community Resource Info. for dental care, parenting, child care, Immunizations, and much more
Safe At Home Wichita - Is your home lead-safe?
Free Home Inspection, Free Blood Lead Testing, Free Lead Remediation (Remediation may include: replacement windows, new
doors, painting, vinyl siding)  
Click here for more info. including program eligibility, applications, and contact info.
United Way Resource Guide (pdf)
Sedgwick County Healthy Babies Program - Healthy Babies is a FREE educational program for pregnant and delivered moms.

Registered nurses and community liaisons provide group education, family support, in-office and home visits (as needed) during
the pregnancy and after baby is born. Moms who participate in the Healthy Babies program can earn Baby Bucks to purchase
items from the Healthy Babies store.
For more information about Healthy Babies Prenatal and Parenting Groups, or to enroll in the program, call 316-660-7433 or
e-mail healthybabies@sedgwick.gov  or
visit the web site by clicking here.
Strengthening Families Resource Map (pdf)
Click here to find a Health Clinic near you
Click here for a list of Kansas Safety Net Dental Clinics
Kansas Farmworker Health Program
If you’ve worked, in the last two years, planting, harvesting, or cultivating on a farm, in an orchard, nursery, dairy farm, or planted sod or other plants
landscaping you may be eligible for reduced or free healthcare. Call 316-262-3611 to see if you’re eligible, and if so, sign up for the program.
2012 Recommended Immunization Schedules click to read more

IMMUNIZATION RECORD - TOOL FOR PARENTS (pdf):
Keep track and record your children's immunizations with this printable worksheet. You will be asked for these records when the child enrolls in
school and throughout the child's school career.
parents/caregivers as well as prenatal care information.
Child Care Checklist for Your Baby  A checklist to help guide you through the important decision making process of
selecting a child care facility/provider that will keep your child healthy and safe.
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